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Poster: A Dude Date: Jan 22, 2010 9:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Please bring back the TXT files !

Hi !

Now that the GD SBDs have been returned for streaming, the one thing that has not been returned is the TXT files.

Sometimes some of the information from the TXT files is reproduced on the web page itself, but not all.

This is especially necessary in cases where there is more than one shn set for a particular date.

It is hard to do the sort of research that Phil Lesh mentions doing here at LMA, without having the exact particulars of the TXT files to know what you are listening to. The setlists on the web page can be somewhat vague, and in cases such as instrumental jams, it is hard to even know which "song" you are listening to, without the more detailed track info found in the TXT files.

I realized this involves some work to edit each page to add back the .txt link, but since it is only plain text, it clearly violates no prohibition and would be very helpful.

Thanks!


This post was modified by A Dude on 2005-12-09 18:59:11

This post was modified by A Dude on 2010-01-22 17:53:41

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Poster: indianews Date: Jan 21, 2010 7:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Please bring back the TXT files !

Thanks for the information. Good post.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMatthew Vernon Date: Dec 10, 2005 12:05am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Please bring back the TXT files !

This is a good suggestion. I will see if it is possible to let txt and md5 files be available. This might be a specific enough action to implement that we can do this before waiting for separating the gd into its own collection.

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Poster: adisonedu Date: Jan 22, 2010 10:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Please bring back the TXT files !

What are mp5 files? I usually use mp3 files and thought I heard of mp4?

I must be way behind the times if mp4 and mp5 have been around so can someone elaborate and enlighten me on this.

Preston

This post was modified by greenone on 2010-01-22 18:27:23

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Poster: YakYak Date: Sep 25, 2007 9:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Please bring back the TXT files !

The guy posted md5 - not mp5

In cryptography, MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) is a widely used cryptographic hash function with a 128-bit hash value. As an Internet standard (RFC 1321), MD5 has been employed in a wide variety of security applications, and is also commonly used to check the integrity of files. An MD5 hash is typically expressed as a 32-character hexadecimal number.

MD5 was designed by Ronald Rivest in 1991 to replace an earlier hash function, MD4. In 1996, a flaw was found with the design of MD5; while it was not a clearly fatal weakness, cryptographers began to recommend using other algorithms, such as SHA-1 (which has since been found vulnerable itself). In 2004, more serious flaws were discovered making further use of the algorithm for security purposes questionable.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 10, 2005 12:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Text files for GD are available

Grateful Dead collection changes are not completed at this site. Meanwhile, all txt files are here: http://db.etree.org/shncirc/gd

You can even find the correct one for your fileset by doing an md5 string search. Also, the extended directory names for GD items here typically contain the "shnid" number from the db (there are a few typo/mixups but you can usually figure it out anyway). (AD, I think you've even been over there?)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-12-10 08:25:48

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: Dec 9, 2005 10:17pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Text files for GD are available

Once the GD collection is split off, I imagine these types of requests will be much easier to implement. Right now archive.org engineers are working on moving non-etree audio into a new architecture. Once that is complete and bug free, they will start working on etree audio (LMA and Grateful Dead). I'm hoping this will start just after Christmas and be done around Feb, but it depends on what kind of speed bumps they run into - there's a lot of custom code used only on this portion of the website that will be very difficult to move into the new system. It could take months longer, or it could go smoothly and be done in 6 weeks.

In the meantime, we appreciate your patience - we're working on it with all the resources we have available to us.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2005-12-10 06:17:36

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Poster: deadinohio Date: Dec 9, 2005 11:12pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Text files for GD are available

On this 40th anniversary of the first "official " show as the "GD" I just want to say a word of thanks to everyone at Internet Archive and etree for all the work put in to making this musical, cultural and spiritual heritage available.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Dec 10, 2005 12:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead FAQ update, about the text files

Thanks to your bringing it up, I added a bit to the FAQ. :)
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#215

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-12-10 08:26:10

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